Finding clear, definitive facts about healthy exercise can be difficult. The exercise industry is a multi-billion dollar business, built partially on selling gadgets and supplements to people desperate to lose weight or look attractive. Meanwhile, good workout plans and simple truths lurk in the background waiting for their time to shine. All of this results in lots of misinformation about exercise. We’re taking some of those commonly-held exercise myths to task, and we have science to back us up. Let’s get started.
As Derek Zoolander wisely put it, wetness is the essence of life. Whether you like drinking water or not, it accounts for about 60% of your body weight, and plays a pretty darn important role in making sure your body functions normally. But statistics aside, there are a couple of myths about hydration that refuse to die.
Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback.
You probably spent a lot of money on your home’s appliances, so you might as well get the most out of them. Here are some of the most common myths and old wives’ tales about dishwashers, refrigerators and other appliances.
We all want to work smarter, but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? You might hear someone say they work best under pressure, but that might be am empty claim to justify procrastination. Here are some common productivity lies that we tell ourselves that hinder more than help our work.